Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre – A Cotton Mill and Sheepwash

Nether Langwith Village Green

Walk to the 18th century mill, then  to Nether Langwith village green. Meet Dave Evans at Langwith Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre at the top of Pit Hill. Use station car park. Refreshments available after walk.  Distance   5 miles Contact Tel.  01623 743 087

Evening Walk No. 9 – Newstead Abbey

Newstead Abbey Gardens

Linby, Papplewick Church, Papplewick, Robin Hood Stables, South Lodge, Newstead Abbey, Freckland Wood, Linby Trail and return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Horse & Groom PH, Main Street, Linby. Grid Ref. SK535 510 Post Code NG15 8AE Distance 6.1 miles Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Summer on Gedling Country Park

Cinnabar Moth

Plenty of interesting insects— butterflies, hoverflies , grass-hoppers among the corn-flowers, orchids and wild poppies in the wildflower meadow. Tiny young frogs appear— try photos in macro close-up. This years ducklings reaching adulthood. Colourful vegetation behind Café 1899. Lots to see – it could be a longer walk again. Meet Rod and Jenny Fillingham at the Visitor centre Café 1899 by Spring Lane car park. Post code:  NG4 4PE. Wildlife presented by Mark Tyler and Brian Cluff.  Walking may be slow. No dogs. Contact: Brian Cluff  (0115) 9205110   Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult carer. Non-FGCP members admission £1.00.

Evening Walk No. 10 – Hickling Standard

Hickling Canal Basin

Hickling Basin, Hickling Standard, Melton Road A606, Field Farm, return to Hickling. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Hickling Basin, Hickling. Grid Ref. SK690 294 Post Code LE14 3AH Distance 5.8 miles Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Farndon / Willow Holt

Farndon Marina

Visit St Peters Church, Willow Holt (remaining survivor of working willow holts, once a feature of many Trent side villages) Farndon Marina, views of New Staythorpe Power Station & weir, and Farndon Windmill. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Rose & Crown PH, Main Street, Farndon.  Opportunity of a meal after the walk. Grid Ref. SK769 517  Post Code NG24 3SA Distance 4.5 miles Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Sherwood Forest in search of Robin Hood

Sherwood Forest

Visit St Mary’s Church Edwinstowe site where Robin Hood married Maid Marian, then to Robin’s famous hiding place, the Major Oak. Cross Birklands forest and heathland to Centre Tree, at the middle of the old forest. Through the Plantation to Blackpool, the former site of 6th Duke of Portland’s Russian Cottage, near the Shambles Oak, Robin’s larder, where the outlaws supposedly hung venison after stealing it from the King. See the site of St Edwin’s Chapel in what used to be the Royal Deer Park and is now known as King John’s Palace, 3 miles away at Old Clipstone. Return to Sherwood Visitor Centre.  Meet Chris Thompson (Robin Hood Way Flexi Group) at St Mary’s Church, Edwinstowe (Porch Entrance). No booking. Grid Ref.        SK626 668 Post code NG21 9QA Distance 6.5 miles (3 hours). Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Stoke Bardolph / Netherfield

Netherfield Lagoons

A leisurely stroll across fields, by  the wildlife lagoons at Netherfield, then back by the River Trent.  Meet Sue (Vale of Belvoir Ramblers) on the riverside, opposite the Ferry Boat Inn, Stoke Bardolph. Grid Ref. SK 647420 Post Code NG14 5HX Distance 5.5 miles Contact Tel.  01949 729565For possible late changes, see the Vale of Belvoir Ramblers website at www.vbramblers.co.uk

Erewash Valley

Erewash Valley

Castle Hill, River Erewash, Portland Park, Kirkby Dumble, Boar Hill and return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Duke of Wellington PH, Church St. Kirkby in Ashfield. Grid Ref. SK490 559 Post Code  NG17 8QG Distance 5.5 miles Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre – Creswell Crags

Creswell Crags

To the gorge at Creswell, returning via Holbeck. Meet Dave Evans at Langwith Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre at the top of Pit Hill. Use station car park. Tea and biscuits after.  Distance 7 miles. Contact Tel.  01623 743 087

Evening Walk No. 12 – Bestwood Country Park

Bestwood Country Park

Alexandra Lodge, Mill Lakes,  Goosedale Farm, Violet Hill. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Bestwood Lodge. Bestwood Lodge Drive, Arnold, from Queens Bowers Road. Use car park by Bestwood Lodge. Grid Ref. SK571 465 Post Code  NG5 8PD Distance 5.8 miles Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Maid Marian Way

Woodborough Park Farm

This linear walk includes Mill Lakes, Bestwood Village, Bestwood Country Park, Alexandra Lodge, Colliers Path, Dorket Head, Woodborough Park Farm, and Calverton.  Take a packed lunch. Meet Paul Wagstaff (Nottingham Ramblers) at Old Market Square Tram Stop, South Parade, for the tram for Hucknall, alighting at Moor Bridge. Return: Calverton Connection bus from St. Wilfrid’s Square at 41 minutes past each hour. Grid Ref. SK 572 399 Post Code  NG1 2LH Distance 7 miles  Contact Tel.  0115 982 1022 or 07989 288 13

St Ann’s Allotments Tours

St Ann’s Allotments

The fifth guided tour of the year, covering 700 years of history on the gardens. Includes a visit to our Heritage Display Garden. All tours last roughly 90 minutes. Meet 5 minutes earlier at the eco-friendly Visitor Centre at 121 Ransom Road, Nottingham NG3 3LH  Grid Ref. SK584 417.  Park on Ransom Road or use 42 bus service  from the City. Donation request £5 per person includes tea/coffee and biscuits. Please book via website www,staa.eventbrite.com  Any booking questions to info@staa-allotments.org.uk or calling 0115 960 2282, leaving your name and contact telephone number. Web-site  staa-allotments.org.uk
These tours take place on the last Wednesday of each month until the last in September

Evening Walk No.13 – River Soar

River Soar

Ratcliffe on Soar, Kingston on Soar, Kegworth, River Soar, Bridge Farm, Ratcliffe Lock, Redhill Lock and return.
Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Ratcliffe on Soar in the village near the church. Grid Ref.  SK496 289 Post Code  NG11 0EA Distance  6.0 miles Contact Tel.  07719 827 80 

Worksop Heritage & Ghost

Worksop Memorial

Join us on a trip down memory lane and perhaps meet someone from the distant past! Meet Janet and Keith (Worksop Ramblers) in the car park behind Worksop Library on Memorial Avenue. Post Code  S80 2BP Distance  3 miles Contact Tel. 01909 509729 or 07794 243935 www.ramblers.org.uk/worksop